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job well done. this has been a really good year, and you've work really hard. and these agreements, as everybody knows, this just doesn't come automatically. so thank you very much. >> thank you. >> i'd also like to thank the machinists and local 1414, and all of the district team members as well, for reaching an agreement. again, we want to thank you for being our partners in the good times and in the bad times and we're looking forward to many more good times. so thank you. >> roll call please. >> thank you. ms. lee, yes. ms. wong, yes. ms. fewer, yes. ms. maufas, ms. mendoza, yes. murase, yes. six ayes. >> is there a motion and second to the 2012 williams
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settlementable report. >> so moved. >> second. >> reading of recommendation by the superintendent or designeesp ruth deep. superintendent. the action is that the board of education for san francisco unified accept the report from independent auditors for the 2012 visits of the district 28 schools that arel[7unuç ranked 1 through three on the academic performance api. >> yes questions from the board? >> i just want to say i was very pleased to read that most of all of our facilitiese7amn!7w were n compliance with the audit, with the exception of two school facilities, and apparently those deficiencies were addressed right away. so i want to thank david goldin and his staff and the williams
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team on responding so rapidly. >> thank you. >> vice president norton. >> vice president norton: thank you. i was -- i did hear1jsdzen some complaints that were not reflected in the audit report about middle school textbooks not being available for all students, particularly students in special day classes. and i'm just wondering if the auditors found any -- that there was any -- you know, that they noticed any instances of that. i did hear complaints and each with my own child actually had to request a textbook twice to get one. upon so i'm just wondering if there is any information about that. >> well, this report deals with the 20 schools that are framed in -- 1 through 3. we also have auditors that will be going out to inspect the rest of the schools that are not in
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the 28 schools that are subject throughout the year. any new complaints that come in are addressed through my office, and also the textbookswzñ?ñ? of. >> off line if somebody could get me information on that, tha? was a widespread problem or just isolated to a couple of schools. thanks. >> no more? roll call please. >> thank you. ms. lee, yes. ms. wong, yes. ms. fewer, yes. ms. maufas, yes. ms. mendoza, yes. dr. murase, aye. ms. norton, yes. ms. wynns, yes. mr. yee, yes. >> discussion on other educational matters tonight? >> i'm sorry. if i may take this moment i was just reminded when she mentioned something. during the commendation for the indian education program title
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7, is it possible to ask the authors to add my name to that resolution. i know and i believe maybe the rest of our board to like to be added if it's all right with the authors. thank you. >> never too late. >> thank you for asking. >> okay. item n, consent calendar resolutions, not tonight. item o, vote on consent calendar, moved and seconded under section s. roll call please. >> thank you. ms. wong, yes. ms. fewer, yes. ms. maufas, yes, except i seen abstain on item 2(g). ms. mendoza, yes, dr. murase, aye, ms. nor ton, aye,
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ms. wynns, aye, yee, aye. >> superintendent's proposal, first reading and a second. hold on. this is 11211-13sp1, adoption of exemptions of physical education requirement. there is a motion and a second? >> so moved. >> second. >> thank you. this will be referred to the rules policy and legislative committee meeting taking place tomorrow night from 4:00 to 6:00. is that correct? iswgbft4zkaokay. reading. none tonight. item s board member reports, report of the c and school district select committee october 25, 2012, reporting would be commissioners fewer, maufas, and mendoza. >> thanks, president yee.
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we discussed the a through g -- comments for high schools and we also discussed who -- which students were on track and which and actually i believe every board member'q]%#ñ has that powerpoint. is that correct, dr. shulz? >> yes. >> so every board member has a copy of the powerpoint that was presented at that meeting. >> is that it? okay. thank you. thank you very much. reportp:0/#®z for the augmented curriculum and program committee, november 5, 2012, commissioner fewer. >> commissioner fewer: thank you again, president yee. so we had an update on a through g graduation requirements and were told we have almost 2,000 students that will need intervention and we don't have in he money to do it. also we discussed the parent involvement policy and then we had an update on special
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education, again on the disproportionality issue. thank you. >> thank you. report from the augmented budget and businesses services committee, november upo 7, repog will be commissioner mendoza mengetsd we scheduled this for election on weather yay or neigh thanayon prop 30. although don't get excited because it only stabilizes us temporarily but at least we'll know what we will be getting for the next several years. so we had some goodíl9[ç around what that will look like. we still have -- we won't have any mid-year cuts for 12-13 but we will be seeing cuts in the coming years. so there will be deficits that we'll be facing, in the coming years. we talked about the mandated
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cost block[u&,9- getting some additional dollars from that. and then the budget projections were bleak. they continue to be bleak. so once again, we're not -- we're still in a position where we'll be cutting and modifying and adjusting for next year. giving. >> who's first? commissioner wynns. >> commissioner wynns: i just mandated cost block grant be distributed to all the board members and hopefully at some time in the future we could have a discussion about that, because how this is going to work, this is another new change to the funding structure.
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it would be good for us all to know before we do the budget next year, to understand that better, i think. thank you. >> can i just encourage, if you haven't received this, mr. lee, all of the board members we asked for your input on what you'd like to hear. coming up we'd like to do our budget committee earlier rather than later knowing there are additional cuts we have to focus on and to set our priorities. we also have had several discussions around this possible supplemental coming from the city so there will be some discussions around what we're going to be doing to continue to fund what the city is potentially going to be funding. tough decisions to make and we want to do it earlier rather than later. so did you get any feedback from anyone? i'm going to put you all out there now. >> i hate to do this commissioners but no i haven't received any feedback yet. if it would be helpful i can resend recirculate the e-mail.
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i know it was at an inopportune time for a lot of you. >> we want to encourage you because it's information like the block grant you had requested, commissioner wynns that helps understand the budget better and will help us make priority choices which we know we will have to do. thank you. >> vice president norton nngetsd i was going to ask the same question about the materials that commissioner wynns asked. >> commissioner -- >> thank you. i just wanted to announce that the city select committee, next meeting is november 29, thursd thursday. >> any other -- commissioner murase. >> we will talk about fees for community partners using schoolh
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facilities. >> i just want to also remind everybody that there is a committee of the whole on december 4, and we are almost narrowed in on a topic. >> commissioner fewer. >> commissioner fewer: i just want to wish everybody a happy thanksgiving. >> is there a meeting at your home on thanksgiving or something? okay. >> commissioner yee, i can do this later but based on the discussion i just had with deputy superintendent lee this afternoon and something i will be doing tomorrow, i think it would be good if somewhere in the budget committee we could cuts, and what the impact of those might be. >> the fiscal cliff you mean? >> well i'm doing a conference call tomorrow with nsca about the possible impact of equest
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ration. but whatever they look like, and if they occur, it would be good for us to understand what that impact might be on us, i think. that's another piece -- something that we're going to need, information we're going to need if we're going to -- before we start doing the budget development in my view, we need to understand these various things. thank you. >> commissioner -- >> i just wanted to announce that the mission education center is having their annual first thanksgiving on friday, and the chinese education center is having their first thanksgiving in america for their students next week on the 20th. >> commissionerh1ñ?ñ?ñ maufas. >> commissioner maufas: you continue to draw out the meeting because it's not yet close to 7:30. thank you. >> we're trying our best. item t, report ofç actions.
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closed session actions of october 30, 2012, board of education with a vote of 5 ayes, two absentees and -- in the case of the 9th commission corporation versus?áh cgc-is 1-51387, san francisco superior court pursuant to which the district will acquire fee title to the subject property in september 2013, along withdh249 certain overdue management fees totaling approximately 150,000 in exchange for which district is dismissing its counterclaims in action with prejudice. the board of education by a vote of 4 ayes and three absences, wynns maufas and yee approve the the contract for one program administrator. item u, other informational
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items posted in the agenda is a staff report on informational notice of classified personnel trackses, and item v, adjourn. meeting adjourned. ú >> okay, if we can have everybody take their seats. okay, good morning. we're going to get warm because
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you're all together. but we really want to welcome all of you today to the opening of our new city, new bridge hiv research facility. let's give it a hand. [cheering and applauding] >> one of the greatest honors that i have and barbara garcia, the director of health and one of the greatest honors i have is the critical staff that i get to work with. and one of those incredible staffs is going to be susan [speaker not understood]. [cheering and applauding] >> susan is a premiere doctor in our community, in our san francisco general hospital focused on hiv and aids. ands as importantly and sometimes even more, her importance of being a researcher in the area of hiv and aids and is a renowned world leader in this area. by the way, we have many of you
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who are, well, world renowned researchers also in the midst of all of us. i'm the principal investigator on this project and that means that i'm supposed to be in charge of making sure it happens. so, we're 70% done and you're seeing one of the major parts of it today. and i want to introduce susan so we can get the show on the road. so, thank you so much. (applause) >> well, i want to welcome you all here today for the launch of our state offices aids renovation project otherwise known as soar. and i'm susan buck binder. i'm speaking on behalf of the entire aids office. we are fortunate to be a world class research organization housed within the health department which is pretty much unique globally. we have three amazing sections that we work with. the first is the surveillance epidemiology section.
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they really started at the very beginning of the hiv epidemic in tracking what was then known as grid and other term and became aids and then also tracking new cases of hiv infection. and, so, there's really been leaders around the world in how to track trends in new infections and that is what helps us drive both our prevention and our treatment program. they share their data around the world. they are leaders in helping other organizations around the world set up their own surveillance group. this was led by dr. susan sheer and dr. willie mcfar land and i want to acknowledge them and their entire team. (applause) >> the hiv prevention section formerly led it now it's led by tracy packer who is here in the
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crowd. (applause) >> and stacey leads an amazing team of people. they not only oversee and set the priorities for hiv prevention in the entire city and serve as really, again, one of the flagship prevention programs globally in making decisions about how to have the biggest impact on driving down new infections. but they're also a world class research organization that does research on testing, on linkage to care, community viral load, treatment of substance use as a way to prevent new hiv infections. and she, again, has a very difficult verse and very talented team and we're really excited to work with them as well. (applause) >> and then finally i want to introduce my staff.
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we were formally known as the hiv research section. but as you can see we have these other world class research organizations housed in our same institution. so, we've renamed ourselves bridge hiv. and i'm going to tell you a little story because i have sitting here. we got a grant from the tap root organization, which is a group that does pro bono work for nonprofit organizations in a variety of areas. and tim led two of our projects, one of which was to help us rename ourselves because we knew that it was confusing for us to be called the hiv research section when so many of us do research. we are called bridge hiv because we're a bridge to the east bay, to our international collaboraters, from the past, the very beginning of the epidemic when there was a research study called the san francisco clinic city cohort study or the hepatitis b cohort study, that specimens from is that study were used to develop
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the very first hiv antibody test to where a link to the past and the future. so, we're a link to the past and the future, and more than anything we're a link to the community. and our motto is where science meets community. our team does really cutting edge research on different kinds of prevention strategies, pre-exposure prophylaxis. and if you go to our website, join prep hiv, you'll see all of the many exciting studies that we have as well as our partnership with san francisco city clinic in launching the first demonstration project of pre-exposure prophylaxis, taking antihiv medicines to prevent new infections. we're studying topical gels, retro microbicide. the way we're going to end this epidemic is through a vaccine, we've controlled other
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infectious diseases through a cure. we're proud of our staff who contribute to this as well as the many study participants. and i'm just going to close with a quick word about the project. the way that this project came about was actually one of our staff members, janey vincent who is our graphic designer, you'll see some of her beautiful work inside, noticed that there was -- she's hiding. (applause) >> she noticed that president obama had designated part of his stimulus money to nih for the national institutes of health and they were putting a billion dollars to research infrastructure, biomedical research infrastructure, something that's never happened before. she said, you know, we don't have enough space in our section. all of the three units had grown so much that we really needed more space. she said, do you think we could apply for this money?
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and, so, the three units came together and our goals were one, to be able to fully really advance the science that we're doing by enrolling large diverse groups of study participants and we didn't have enough room to do that. the second was that we wanted to increase the space that we have so we could share collaboratively so we could work together with each other. and the third was really to engage with community. and we didn't have a large community space on-site. and, so, you'll see the space, see the additional clinical space that we've added. you'll see the additional rooms that we've added for conferences, formal and informal gatherings to staff as well as video conferencing capabilities for a greenway of communicating with our colleagues globally. and then finally, we're going to have a very beautiful, large community stage, it's that stage of the construction is not complete but you'll get a chance to see the status of
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that. so, again, i want to thank you all. and i now want to welcome mayor ed lee. we're so proud to have mayor lee here to be in the city led by mayor lee. and, again, none of this could happen, none of our activities could happen without the support of the city. that's what makes us such a unique organization. it's what -- we've always had such strong support from the city. so, mayor lee, thank you. (applause) >> thank you. thank you, susan and barbara, and thank you all for coming out today on this ribbon cutting on a very, very important center of research. we have never given up on this fight to end aids, and i am so thankful to be working with supervisor scott weaner and supervisor david campos and the board of supervisors. and we have through the budget year in and year out, and particularly this last couple years, where state and federal
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funds may have been waiting. we stood up and said, we are continuing this fight at the highest level to make sure we fund everything we can to end this aids epidemic. you know, i've been in the city working and the numbers came out. there were 20,000 people that died of this dreaded disease. there were over 20,000 people, more still are suffering from the aids epidemic and we need to find those cures. and, so, today is a delightful day because it is now again a part of the innovation spirit of this city that we create the clinical resources that we need, the laboratories that we need to invite the doctors and the researchers to come here and help us discover the latest efforts and to make sure we continue that progress. and i'm here today to thank a lot of the people that include
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dr. buck binder and barbara and the wonderful health commission that has been working, but also just a few years ago, if you saw what the center was -- and i used to work in this building at the top level, a barbecue up front of all placeses, a saloon, people used to wear their boots to have the greatest barbecue they could have. and working that out with the hiv unit and research of our public health, working with our real estate, working with our department of technology and our city administrator. but ultimately working with our department of public works and mohammed at the helm, making sure this got done on time within budget, having the architects and engineers under [speaker not understood] working with the expert laboratory folks from dph and the hiv clinic to make sure that we did it right.
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because the laboratories have to meet federal standards. but i think also a great kudos has to happen to our partners, both locally, regionally, and the federal government. we could not have done this without the 9-1/2 million dollars of recovery monies that we got through the federal government. we have herb schultz here from the department of human services federal government. they've been really at the forefront with us. certainly dan bernel representing leader pelosi. she has been really a stalwart fighter. when everybody was cutting funds, she preserved that money for us. and, of course, i've got to put out a big, big thanks to president obama because without that recovery money, we wouldn't be here talking about this today. so, thank you, president obama. (applause) >> and leader pelosi, federal partners working with our local folks here. that's how we get these things
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done. and then i want to just give a special shout out to dr. colvax who is here. i know he gave such you an incredible dedication when he was the head of the hiv unit while he was here. we're changing stories now that he's at the head of the national office on hiv policy and the national policy office. how wonderful he thinks of san francisco now and he has to go and interact with washington. (applause) >> they probably talk about that in a minute. but everybody that i know that ever has to go to washington, d.c. or any other place, that they came from san francisco. we know what they're doing here. we know we have a strong partnership and it's community-based agencies also that are helping make this connection because our residents and the people with aids wouldn't trust us if we didn't do it the way in which we collaborated so strongly with our neighbors, with our
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residents and our community-based agencies, with all of the different agencies that are represented here. and i am privileged, very, very privileged to thank all of the partners here today to have 17,000 square feet of research space that will be used to its utmost to join in discovering the latest drugs, the latest prevention cures, to have a safe place for people who have contacted and been victims of aids to come here and tell us what's going on in their lives. help us help them help the rest of the world figure this out. this is what san francisco does. i am very, very proud of everyone who participates in this high level of interchange. so, again, thank you very much and i look forward to these great discoveries that we'll have. thank you, san francisco, for being a great place. [cheering and applauding] >> thank you, mayor lee. and in addition to the stimulus
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money that we have to thank president obama for, we also have to thank him for his wise choice of the director of the white house office of national aids policy, dr. brad colfax. [cheering and applauding] >> well, good morning, everybody. isn't the fog great? [laughter] >> after spending the summer in d.c., i can say i will never, ever be critical of fog again. [laughter] >> and as many of you know, i had the privilege before going to the office of national aids policy in d.c. to work for the health department for 15 years under barbara's inspirational leadership and susan's incredible mentor ship and supervision. it's just been fantastic to go to d.c. and realize what incredible history and progress san francisco has and continues to make and help guide us at